Supporting your child with complex bladder and bowel issues

We are a small team of Specialist Nurses who are skilled in the assessment and management of children and young people with complex bladder and bowel issues in Gloucestershire. 

Our aim is to promote continence and treat bladder and bowel difficulties in children and young people up to their 18th birthday.

Our service is for children and young people that have a delay in acquiring bladder and bowel control, or find it is not achievable. We promote healthy bladder and bowels. These children may be prescribed containment products and/or be offered support with toileting programmes

How can I get my child referred?

Children and young people can be referred to us by Paediatricians or GPs but usually need to see the Public Health Team (School Nurses/Health Visitors) for initial assessment and possible treatment prior to a Specialist Nurse involvement.

How are young people transitioned to adult services?

For young people who need ongoing bladder and/or bowel care, we aim to offer a joint appointment with the adult continence team prior to transition to adult services.

We ensure the process for assessment and ordering of ongoing prescriptions for continence products (when appropriate) is explained to the young person/ families/carers around the young person’s 18th birthday. 

 

Our team

Specialist nurses: Sue Brown, Chris Davies & Nicola Cooper

Team secretary: Lara Williams

Contact us

0300 422 5308 or cyp.continenceteam@glos.nhs.uk